Those Who Remained

A revelation...perceptively directed by Barnabás Tóth, this exquisite, poignantly performed tale taps into a deep well of honestly earned emotion.

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Those Who Remained

Having survived the camps, 42-year-old Aldo lives a solitary life as a doctor in Budapest. Sixteen-year-old Klara lives reluctantly with her great-aunt, holding on to hope that her father and mother will return. She meets Aldo, and soon the two of them find something in each other that has long been absent in their lives.

As they grow closer and closer, the joy in both of their lives slowly returns. But as the Soviet Empire rises to power in Hungary, their pure and loving father-daughter relationship is misunderstood and frowned upon.

A lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of conflict, loss and trauma,
Those Who Remained reveals the healing process of Holocaust survivors through the eyes of a young girl in post-World War II Hungary.

"Exquisite! The most surprising performance (of Telluride)—not just surprising but inexplicably beautiful—was that of Abigél Szõke in
Those Who Remained. I do love it when, to cite the modest yet magical case of Those Who Remained, whole lives, including ours, can be changed in less than an hour and a half." - Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

"Terrific! A finely-tuned post-Holocaust tale that is quite compelling. Made and acted with unemphatic precision, this marks Tóth as a talent to watch." - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

"Remarkable! A film suffused with sensitivity and humanity, demonstrating a talent for elegant and classical direction which turns its back on the ostentatious and the overly dramatic, favouring instead the subtle and positive variations of the dance of life." - Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

Official Selection - Telluride Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, Best International Feature Film (Hungary) - Academy Awards 2020
Genre
Drama
Runtime
84
Language
Hungarian
Director
Barnabás Tóth
Cast
Károly Hajduk, Abigél Szõke, Mari Nagy, Katalin Simkó, Barnabás Horkay
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